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's the first part of the fiscal cliff. the second part of it is the spending decrease that this congress and the president agreed to the last summer to say we dramatically increase spending, we have to reduce that spending. that spending decrease that was agreed to had a deadline by the end of this year. if there didn't there would be across the board cuts. the house passed our spending decreases in may. the senate has yet to pass any. with that we're stuck with across-the-board cuts that will be in early january. and the tax rate for all americans. in 2001 and 2003 and then extended during the lame duck of 2010, every americans' tax rates were extended out to expire the 31st of december. every tax rate from the lowest to the highest is set to go up. some people see the problem is we're not taxing enough and so that solves the problem. to just go off the fiscal cliff and everyone will be taxed more. some say we don't take from some group and give to the other. some say go to the clinton tax rate. we had a booming economy and creating more jobs. if increasing taxes increases economic acti
'm gerri willis. tonight no progress on the fiscal cliff as democrats and republicans trade barbs over the issue. one group of americans is finding a way through this regardless of congress and the president. small-business owners in this country are preparing to hire. join me now, chief u.s. economist for i may just pll one side. heart of america group founder, and member of the jobs creation alliance and actual job creators in this country who say their voices not being heard inhis office took with debate. also with us from the weekly standard, stevn haze. welcome. great to have you here. i want to start with the conversation in washington and what t speaker had to say about the status of the fiscal here is mr. boehner. >> this is in the progress report because there is no progress to report. when it coms to the fiscal cliff that is turning our economy and jobs, the white hhuse is wasted another week. gerri: what do you say? we wasted another week. we seem to be getting nowhere, and now folks are saying the president is trying to entice us of the fiscal cliff. >> look, i think they'r
president obama's proposal on the fiscal cliff to show that neither he nor democrats in congress are acting in good faith in these negotiations. with just a few weeks to go before a potentially devastating and entirely avoidable blow to the economy, the president proposed a plan that members of his own party won't even vote for. so i think it's safe to say at this point that the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement, he's not particularly interested in avoiding the fiscal cliff, and he's clearly not interested at all in cutting any spending. what the president is really interested in, as we learned just yesterday, is getting as much taxpayer money as he can, first, by raising taxes on small business that he believes are making too much money and then on everybody else, not so he can lower the debt or the deficit but so he can spend to his heart's contefnlts for months the president has been saying all he wants is to raise taxes on the top 2% so he can tackle the debt and the deficit. however, yesterday he finally revealed that's not really his true intent. by demanding
without other leaders and it could represent an important step toward avoiding the fiscal cliff. the last time the 39 and the speaker met was with other members of congress november 15. they talked wednesday last week but that was a conversation by telephone. now they have sat down face to face. this top level meeting is important in any negotiating process in washington, dc. the fact they met on a sunday underscores the urgency. the white house confirmed the talks were held to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff and lines of communication remain open. the white house beating is the same day republicans appeared to be moving closer to the president's position on raising taxes for the wealthy. a senator appeared on fox news sunday along with a democrat schumer. >> the growing group of thugs are realizing they don't have a lot of cards related to tax issues. people are putting forth a theory and i think it has merit where you give the president the 2 percent increase he is talking about, the rate increase on the top 2 percent and suddenly the shift goes back to entitlements. >> if s
driving us to the fiscal cliff? chris and senior writer for the weekly standard, steven hayes the guests here tonight. we begin with the dictator trying to maintain command of the country using chemical weapons as a deterrent. fox news chief washington correspondent james rosen has the latest for us in this report. >> a regime helicopter captured in the skies in syria in a video unloads something, most likely, a defensive flair to detour antirebel runners, but that epitomizes the fear of which the serian people now live. rebel forces taking the flight to the assad regime inside the capital with a deadly explosion in the arab red crescent building outside the city. >> it's very clear the regime forces are being grounded down and that they are losing. >> in seeking to squash the uprising, he killed 40,000 people. president obama's top aids feel the fightg takes on a more gruesome character. >> we remain very concerned, very concern that as the opposition advances, i particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> senior u.s. officials confir
cliff. right now there are only 25 shopping days left for congress and the president to negotiate a deal. our next guest says that could be a problem because the president has yet to learn the art of making a deal. joining us is "wall street journal" columnist daniel henninger. good morning to you. >> how are you doing? >> steve: you asked the question in your most recent column, where in his career did barak obama ever learn the art of a political deal? the answer is? >> nowhere. nowhere that i can see, steve. i mean, we're all sitting there watching this perils of pauline running along the cliff and wondering why they can't do a deal. and it struck any^ if you look back through the first term, where did barak obama strike any deal with the republicans? the biggest opportunity was when they were enacting the entitlement, affordable care act, obamacare, rolled back to the 1960s when lyndon johnson was enacting medicare and medicaid and he negotiated with republicans and he had republican support. barak obama got zero votes for obamacare and that's unprecedented. then you come to the summ
in washington where tonight we're no closer to compromise on a deal to avoid that show called fiscal cliff. >> it was also warm in the nation's capital despite the chill between democrats and republicans. >> president obama dug in his heels insisting on tax increase or higher earners. >> and they both agree he that the other's proposals are ridiculous. >> just a sampling of the coverage this week as the media keep a watch on what's done or not to avert the fiscal cliff. >> jim shall the overriding theme in the media seems to be that president obama won the election and therefore should do what he wants and the media seems to forget na john boehner and everyone else won their elections as well and they're a co-equal branch of government. >> i think the media loves the story of president obama's comeback and the new york time describes him as disciplined and unyielding and focused on this and i think there are other media stories as well. the second media story or narrative. which one wants to grow by virtue of the tax increases and get new perspective from the mainstream media and the third
of the deal to head off -- to stop us from going off the fiscal cliff. they said by the way we need to raise the debt limit and this new proposal of eliminating congress from the process of raising the debt limit. >> senator mcconnell has offered to have an up or down vote on this and democrats haven't taken him up on it. all of the spending reductions that simon cited in the 1990s were tied to the debt limit increase. it gives republicans leverage. president obama has the leverage in the fiscal cliff fight. he's willing to let the tax go up on the middle class. on the debt increase he doesn't have the same leverage. bob woodward pointed out that tim geithner said to president obama if the republicans stick to their guns on the debt limit bill you cannot reto it. the consequences will be so clam to us that you cannot veto it. so obama would have capitulated. megyn: that's what simon is saying now. that we shouldn't put the country in that position. >> the only way we'll get action on this debt. we keep spending and spending and raising our debt by $6 trillion every obama term. that's what ca
and the president fail to reach an agreement before the fiscal cliff deadline at the end of the month. for airline passengers, the triggered automatic cuts could also affect your travel plans. here is cnn's sandra endow. >> reporter: this is air travel now. cut that by a billion dollars and it could ground millions of travelers. >> in the 56 years of the faa's history, there's not been anything as threatening as sequestration. >> reporter: aerospace industries association paints a doomsday scenario. 250 small airports may have to close and 1,500 air traffic controllers laid off. former faa administrator heads the lobby group. >> faa is not one of those places that if you are looking for smart cuts you would go. it's an operational agency. it's a safety agency. and you sure don't want to see cuts made there, because it really does force us to look at the fact that we could see our system become a much diminished system, operating on the kind of schedules you're used to in the third world, not here in the country. >> reporter: she says 9,000 tsa screeners could also get pink slips. >> we've made a n
to the edge of the fiscal cliff, and if the president doesn't like the republican's plan he has an obligation to send them one that can pass both houses of congress as quickly as possible. what is the middle ground here? >> well, they are nowhere near the middle ground. a lot of posturing going on. i think you'll see that for at least another week or two. the sticking point is, it's tax rates, and speaker john boehner was asked a question of whether he could be flexible on that. he really didn't indicate he was going to do that. democrats say fresh off their election win he must do that. maybe it's not 250,000, maybe it's higher where they protect sphaupl businesses between 250,000 or 750,000 and a million. there has to be some type of compromise. if republicans are going to go for tax rate increases they'll have to get significant returns as far as the entitlement reforms. that is the rub right there. >> reporter: let's talk a little bit more about entitlement reforms. as it stands right now the president's plan calls for 1.6 trillion in tax increases and roughly doubles what was previously
the house and the senate. that's where we are right now on the fiscal cliff. december 5th is it? there it is on the calendar. quick break more of what eric cantor said just moments ago. martha: during his 42 years in congress brooks is best known for voting to significantly cut government spending and to pass several historic laws including the civil rights act of 1964. what a life. jack brooks, dead at 89. bill: 25 minutes past the hour. there could soon be a major shortage of primary care doctors. the journal of the medical american association says 22% of internal medicine residents are planning to become internal medicine doctors. what does this mean to you? marc siegl joins us now with the latest on this. doctor, nice to see you. >> good to see you. bill: what does it mean. >> i want to explain to our views out there exactly what an internal medicine doctor is. we always talk about primary care. primary care is a pediatrician, obstetrician, gynecologist for women's health, family practitioner or a general internist, which is what i am. someone who does the internal organs o
-held american belief to lower -- that the lower government spending will improve the economy. joy so the fiscal cliff we are zeroing down about three weeks now to go. january 1st. do people believe a middle class tax cut deal is likely dism -- is likely? >> if nothing happens and the congress and the president don't reach a deal, a little spending will actually grow slower than it was planned to. and middle class taxes will go up. six out of 10 people say if a deal is reached, middle class taxes will go up anyhow and they don't expect to see spending cuts. there is a lot of skepticism, and even if there is a tax hike of any kind in this people don't think it will reduce the deficit. they think it will be spent on new programs. >> the consumer confidence survey out of michigan just came out. but you have your own consumer confidence. talk to us about that. >> we measure consumer confidence every day. right now the confidence levels are about as high as they have been in the last four years. a little higher than we saw earlier in the year this. is a big reason president obama was re-elected. and
as a problem. >> as part of our series looking at the so-called fiscal cliff fleming, we look at different aspects of it. today we turn our attention to the alternative minimum tax and the pack that could come from congress if they're able to work out a deal. if they do nothing come of this will impact 30 million americans. joining us to discuss his georgetown laws, john buckley. thank you for being here. john buckley, let's begin. what is the alternative minimum tax? >> guest: in simple terms, the alternative minimum tax requires you to pay the greater of what you pay under the tax overshoot compute under the minimum tax, which has a slightly broader base. it disallows some deductions that would be allowed. in some respects, it is very similar to the tax on itemized deductions being discussed rather than directly attack preferences and expenditures, it essentially puts an overall cap on the benefit. there's no new ideas in this debate. the cap is a very strong relationship. >> curious form 625 from the irs for the 2011 tax preparation. here is part 1, the alternative minimum taxable incom
for leadership on this issue. 21 days until christmas. 27 days until cliffmas. that's the fiscal cliff, december 31. people are counting down. two-thirds of americans are watching this debate on capitol hill because it affects every single family, every individual. and you think to yourself, could congress possibly step back and let taxes go up on working families? what are we thinking? we know what they're dealing with. many of working families across america struggle paycheck to paycheck. the pew institute did a study last year and asked working families how many could come up with $2,000 in 30 days for an emergency expenditure. it's easy to imagine one. a car repair, a quick trip to the hospital emergency room, $2,000. only half of working families could come up with $2,000 in 30 days. that shows how close to the edge many people live. so now we have before us the possibility that these very same families struggling with these issues are in fact, are in fact going to see their taxes go up december 31. there's one person who will decide that: speaker john boehner, the republican speaker of the
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